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Inter-Rater and Intra-Rater Reliability - Danish Version of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability in the Danish version of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ).


Method: The ETUQ was performed as face-to-face interviews by four occupational therapists who were equally trained in using the questionnaire. The target sample was (N=60) cases, divided in two groups where (n=30) cases were investigated for inter-rater reliability and (n=30) cases for intra-rater reliability. In addition 30 cases had COPD and 30 cases were elderly participants. Svensson´s Method for paired ordinal data was applied to analyses the results.


Results: The Danish version of ETUQ demonstrated an excellent percentage agreement (PA) of the inter-rater reliability and for the intra-rater reliability an excellent PA for the vast majority of items whereas less convincing agreement of nine items supported by the measures of systematic disagreement (relative position and relative concentration) and individual variability (relative rank variation and measure of disorder).

Conclusion: The overall findings indicate that ETUQ is sufficiently reliable for use in a Danish context.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
agreement, elderly, everyday technology, Svensson´s method, psycometrics, translation
National Category
Occupational Therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105712OAI: diva2:827788
External cooperation
Halborg kommun, Danmark
2015-06-09, A108, Vårdvetarhuset, Umeå Universitet, 08:30 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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